Mini-Goals - Establishing a MINI goal

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Rhonda Marie
11-19-2012, 06:51 PM
I am thinking that I will set 5 lbs as my mini goal. It's not toooooo much but at the same time significant too. What are your thoughts about this? Is it worth it, is it too much or too little?

Hungry in NZ
11-19-2012, 07:19 PM
I've just started back up again on WW and that's my thought for the first two weeks - 5 lbs. I figure every little bit counts and for me personally thinking about the 50 lbs I want to drop can at times seem too far off in the distance.

Kate SE26
11-20-2012, 11:00 AM
I think 5 lbs is a start and a good mini goal. Some days I just have minigoals as small as not to snack any junk food for 24hrs and that makes me happy already.

11-20-2012, 11:16 AM
5lbs. is a perfect mini-goal. I've tried for so long to lose weight, and everytime I've ever thought of how much I needed to lose---45, 65, 75, whatever---after a couple of weeks that number would look so daunting and I'd eventually give up. All I could think about was that high number and if I was only losing 1-2lbs. a week, I'd get so deflated. So I'd give up, regain, and gain more. This time, I have a total of 80+lbs. I need to lose, but I don't think about that number. I only think about 5lbs. I concentrate on the number 5, and because that number seems so low and easy, I'll see it through and make it. Then after I conquer that 5, I shoot for another 5. It's really helped to keep me on track this time around. I don't feel like I can't lose weight anymore. I know I can lose 5lbs.

You've got the right idea. 5lbs. is such an easier number to wrap your brain around. Once you reach it, pat yourself on the back, and shoot for another 5! Plus, with that kind of mini-goal, you'll be congratulating yourself and celebrating more often, which will make the weightloss journey so much more enjoyable :D

11-20-2012, 11:35 AM
I have a question.
When you setting mini goals, do you set a date with them or do you leave it open?

11-20-2012, 12:24 PM
I don't set a hard date for my 5lb. goals, but I do give them a timeframe. I know from these past couple of months I can lose about 7lbs./mo if I try hard enough, so I shoot for 5lbs. every three weeks or so. Right now I'm down 4lbs. this month, so I need to lose at least one more before November is over. I've slacked off the past couple of weeks which threw me behind schedule a bit, but as long as I lose 5lbs. this month I'll be satisfied.